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Saint Mary's Churchyard
Walthamstow, Essex, England
St. Mary the Virgin, Walthamstow, London
GPS: 51.584873, -0.011566
Walthamstow, London, England
Published: December 25, 2020
Total records: 200 (approx)
St. Mary’s is part of the Church of England and the Diocese of Chelmsford.
St. Mary's Church has building foundations that date back as far as the 12th Century.
The churchyard contains numerous interesting graves and four listed tombs, and is divided into four railed and enclosed areas with public access to only two; it is bisected by paths which are in frequent public use.
There are some 1,300 visible monuments in and around the church, and it is thought that over 26,000 burials took place here.
Among those buried are Lady Penn, whose husband Sir William Penn was sent by Oliver Cromwell to capture Guiana but instead he took Jamaica. Robert Wigram is also buried here, a ship-owner of Blackwall and MP for Fowey in Cornwall and Wexford in Ireland, who rebuilt Walthamstow House in nearby Shernhall Street in 1782. He was created a baronet in 1805 and lived in Walthamstow until his death in 1830.
Charles Hall Crouch Transcription
The document linked below contains a transcription of "Section A" of the churchyard. The transcription includes a map of the churchyard showing where Section A is located.
This transcription was created by Charles Hall Crouch in 1926. The transcription was published by the Walthamstow Antiquarian Society in 1930. Many of the monuments listed in this document are today too worn to read...